About the League
The Marine Corps League is the organization for all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who served with Marines. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General John A. Lejeune. It's Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America was signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937.
Since it's earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the U.S. Marine Corps.
- The purposes of the Marine Corps League as prescribed in it's Federal Charter are
…to preserve the traditions and to promote the interests of the United States Marine Corps;
…to band those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service together in fellowship that they may effectively promote the ideals of American Freedom and democracy;
…to fit its members for the duties of citizenship and to encourage them to serve as ably as citizens as they have served the Nation under arms;
…to hold sacred the history and memory of the men who have given their lives to the Nation;
…to foster love for the principles which they have supported by blood and valor since the founding of the Republic;
…to maintain true allegiance to American Institutions;
…to create a bond of comradeship between those in the service and those who have returned to civil life;
…to aid voluntarily and to render assistance to all Marines and former Marines as well as to their widows and orphans;
…to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of peculiar interest to Marines.
THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE - THE ORGANIZATION FOR ALL MARINES, FMF CHAPLAINS
AND FMF CORPSMEN.